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POV's "Made in L.A." Wins 2008 News and Documentary Emmy Award
Film by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar looks inside Los Angeles' garment industry through the eyes of immigrant workers wins Emmy in the category of Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story Long Form.
POV Devotes Two Nights to Health Care in America
Special broadcast of Critical Condition on Sept. 30 looks at America's uninsured, followed by MacNeil/Lehrer Election Special; On Oct. 1, In the Family spotlights DNA testing through the eyes of a young woman carrying the "breast cancer gene"
POV Receives Six News and Documentary Emmy Nominations
POV, public television's premier showcase for independent point-of-view films, has received six nominations in the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.
- American Voters Go on a 'News Hunt' for the Best Coverage of the 2008 Election
Why Vote? Share Your Story as POV Partners Online with NPR, WGBH, and Film Your Issue to Discover American Voters' Points of View
During this election season, POV wants to know what your point of view is. As a leading broadcaster of social-issue documentary films, POV is partnering with NPR, WGHB Lab, and Film Your Issue to encourage talented young visionaries to produce work that will address issues related to the elections.
POV Web Site Nominated for 2008 Webby Award
The POV Web site, www.pbs.org/pov, has been nominated for a 2008 Webby Award in the category of Movie and Film, it was announced today. Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet," the Webby Film and Video Awards are the leading industry awards honoring original film and video premiering on the Internet. Winners will be announced on May 6, 2008 and honored at a ceremony in New York City on June 9.
POV Announces 2008 Schedule
Fresh on the heels of its 2007 Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, POV returns for its 21st season on PBS with a powerful and provocative slate of films that explore the human stakes in such American election-year issues as war and peace, health care, border issues and race relations.
MacArthur Foundation Renews Support for American Documentary | POV
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has renewed its support of American Documentary | POV with a grant of $1,500,000 over the next three years. The funds will support the POV (“Point of View”) series and related online and education activities through 2010. American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, POV is public television’s […]
Sundance 2008 Film Festival Documentaries To Premiere Nationally on POV and POV Launches New Blog About Documentaries
Three films selected for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival will have their national broadcast premieres on the POV, it was announced by Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director, American Documentary | POV Patti Smith: Dream of Life, NERAKHOON (The Betrayal) and Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North (all in the Sundance Documentary Competition) […]
American Documentary Launches Third Season Of "True Lives" Series on Public Television in 2008
American Documentary, Inc., producer of PBS’s acclaimed independent documentary series POV, will present a third season of the True Lives limited series to public television stations starting in March 2008. The new season will showcase five documentary films that originally had their national broadcast premieres on POV PBS stations have the option to schedule the […]
Sundance 2008 Film Festival Documentaries "Patti Smith: Dream of Life," "Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)" and "Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North" To Premiere Nationally on PBS's "POV" Series
POV's New Blog Covers Sundance and the World of Contemporary Documentaries, Providing New Community for Documentary Fans and Filmmakers